The fresh green of spring has now given way to the dog days of summer on my little river and the trout are mostly holed up under the overgrown banks, the larger fish preferring to raid the plentiful supply of minnows, than take a fly. Sport can still be had on the fly, but the river has come alive with small dace and chub and even a cast to an observed trout often results in a splashy take from a dace.
This chub is the best I've taken on any method and had been dimpling on the surface like a much smaller fish, until I set the hook, then it exploded into life. On a 7ft, 4/5 weight rod, this was not a one sided fight. After a short rest, it zoomed back to the pool.
This was my blog post. : http://www.urbanfieldsportsman.com/index.php/big-chub-on-the-dry-fly-compensates-for-small-trout/